Monday, October 09, 2006

CAIR-MI CONDEMNS 'CATCH AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT DAY'

CAIR-MI Condemns ‘Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day’ on Campus
YAF to Hold Racist Event at the University of Michigan

(LATHRUP VILLAGE, MI, 10/9/2006) - The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today called on the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) to cancel a proposed "Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day" event at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

The YAF at the University of Michigan plans to hold a contest where participants will hunt down a mock “illegal immigrant” for a grand prize of $100. In September, similar event was planned by another conservative college group.

SEE: Republicans Organize "Catch an Illegal Immigrant Day" on Campus

http://www.michigandaily.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticle&uStory_id=1f2ec614-4701-464b-a8fe-2b4d4cb4aa05

Although the group’s chapter at Michigan State University has cancelled a similar event, the chapter at the University of Michigan plans to continue with this polarizing event on October 12.

"It is disturbing that any group would promote such a divisive and racist event," said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid. "We call on the Young Students of Freedom to cancel this event and instead embody the principles of its name – to work with students of all races, faiths and national origins to promote tolerance and mutual understanding."

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